Furman vs Chattanooga Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, March 6, 2023

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The No. 1 seed Furman Paladins (26-7, 15-3 SoCon) will look to claim the SoCon championship along with a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket when they meet the No. 7 Chattanooga Mocs (18-16, 7-11 SoCon) on Monday at 7:00 PM.

Furman is a moderate 3-point favorite against Chattanooga when the Paladins face off with the Mocs on Monday. The over/under for the game is set at 150.5.

Furman vs. Chattanooga Odds

Point Spread for Furman vs. Chattanooga

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing Furman as the favorite.

Furman vs. Chattanooga Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Furman has -171 odds to pick up the win, while Chattanooga is listed at +145 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 150.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Asheville, North Carolina
  • Arena: Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville

Furman vs. Chattanooga Betting Trends

Furman has played 30 games, with 17 wins against the spread. The Paladins have come away with 22 wins in the 27 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Furman’s games this year have hit the over 51.6% of the time (16 out of 31 games with a set point total).

Chattanooga has 14 wins against the spread in 31 games this year. The Mocs are 4-10 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 28.6% of those games). Chattanooga’s games this year have gone over the total in 15 of 31 opportunities (48.4%).

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Furman vs. Chattanooga Key Players to Watch

Furman

Jalen Slawson averages a team-leading 7.2 rebounds per contest. He is also averaging 15.6 points and 3.2 assists, shooting 55.1% from the field and 38.5% from downtown with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game. Mike Bothwell is tops on his team in points per contest (18), and also puts up 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists. At the other end, he puts up 1 steal and 0.2 blocked shots. JP Pegues is tops on the Paladins at 4 assists per contest, while also posting 3.7 rebounds and 11.8 points. Marcus Foster puts up 10.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 1.2 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

Chattanooga

Jake Stephens is putting up 21.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, making 55.1% of his shots from the floor and 41.2% from 3-point range, with 2.1 triples per contest. Jamal Johnson leads the Mocs in scoring (13.8 points per game) and rebounding (4.3), and posts 1.3 assists. He also posts 1 steal and 0.4 blocked shots. Dalvin White tops the Mocs in assists (2.8 per game), and produces 9.5 points and 2.3 rebounds. He also averages 0.9 steals and 0 blocked shots. The Mocs receive 5.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game from A.J. Caldwell.

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What you need to know about the Furman Paladins

Furman has covered 14 times in 20 chances against the spread in conference action this season. The Paladins are giving up 71 points per game this season (204th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived on offense, posting 81.9 points per game (11th-best). So far this year, Furman is pulling down 33 rebounds per game (106th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 30 rebounds per contest (108th-ranked).

Furman ranks 15th-best in college basketball by draining 9.6 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 153rd in college basketball at 34.8%. So far this year, the Paladins are ceding 6.8 treys per game (127th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 33.4% (153rd-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Paladins are 6-4 against the spread and 9-1 overall in their last 10 games. Furman has hit the over in five of its past 10 outings. On the offensive side of the ball, Furman has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 81.3 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 81.9 it has put up over the course of this year. Furman has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor recently, giving up 67.9 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 71 it has conceded per game this year.

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What you need to know about the Chattanooga Mocs

Chattanooga has put together a 10-11-0 ATS record so far this year in conference action. The Mocs are 55th in the country in points scored (77.1 per game) and 226th in points allowed (71.6). On the boards, Chattanooga is 91st in college basketball in rebounds (33.3 per game). It is 155th in rebounds allowed (30.7 per game).

In 2022-23 Chattanooga is best in the country in 3-point makes (11.4 per game), and 21st-best in 3-point percentage (37.8%). Defensively, the Mocs are 323rd in the country in 3-pointers allowed per game at 8.5. They are 153rd in 3-point percentage conceded at 33.4%.

The Mocs are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Chattanooga has hit the over five times. Chattanooga is posting 77.2 points per game over its last 10 games, which is 0.1 more than its average for the season (77.1). The Mocs are surrendering 73 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 1.4 more points than they are allowing for the season (71.6).

Furman vs. Chattanooga Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Furman, and we project that Furman will cover the spread (Furman -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 150.5 points.

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How to bet Furman vs. Chattanooga

You can bet on Furman vs. Chattanooga at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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